More than 4,000 Guys from Shaolin Tagou Wushu School Prepare for the Opening and Closing Ceremonies of the 11th National Traditional Games of Ethnic Minorities of the People’s Republic of China
Under the sun, more than 4,000 guys were rehearsing their movements repeatedly with sweats. On August 15, the reporter saw the students who were actively preparing for the opening and closing ceremonies of the 11th National Traditional Games of Ethnic Minorities of the People’s Republic of China at the training ground of the Shaolin Tagou Wushu School in Dengfeng.
In order to make the opening and closing ceremonies grand, warm, festive and frugal, and highlight the cultural elements of Henan province, 16 programs, like “Shaolin Shaolin” and “Emblem” at the opening ceremony and “Give a Like to the New Era” and “Build the Chinese Dream Together” at the closing ceremony, will be performed by the students from the Shaolin Tagou Wushu School.
The students followed the instructions of the director group carefully, refining their movements and rehearsing programs repeatedly. “We are tired but happy since it has strengthened our wills and improved our fitness. We are confident to present an excellent performance!” The 16-year-old Xiong Linfeng told the reporter.
As a quintessence of China, and one of the characteristics of Henan province, Wushu is a big part of the whole performance, according to the arrangement of the director group. From the rehearsal effect, the exquisite creativity and delicate performance are enough to shock everyone present. We will present the most excellent programs to the audiences, showing a wonderful Henan province.” Liu Haike, legal person and head coach of Shaolin Tagou Education Group, told the reporter during the interview.
据了解，在开幕式表演中，最大的亮点是少林和太极两大武术元素。目前，节目编排已初步成型，每天都有参加演出的队员到开幕式现场进行场地适应和细化调整。按照组委会的日程安排，首次全场合排将于8月17日在郑州奥体中心进行。（记者何可 通讯员孙新宇 编译赵汉青）
It is reported that Shaolin kung fu and tai chi boxing are biggest highlights at the opening ceremony. At present, the program has been basically taken shape. The performers are rehearsing at the site of the opening ceremony every day. According to the schedule of the organizing committee, the first official rehearsal will be held at the Zhengzhou Olympic Sports Center on August 17.